Events

Make Do and Mend

Thursday 17th January 2019 at 7.30pm 

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a curated screening of our film Make Do and Mend as it comes home to The Witham (Barnard Castle, County Durham), where it was shown as an original live theatre production in 2016, and subsequently filmed in 2017. Audiences will be able to ask questions of the film-maker, Rupert Philbrick, the set designer, Polly Turner and Company Director, Lisa Davis.

Men’s Voices: Stepping out of the box

Thanks to funding from the Northern Heartlands, Awards for All and the Arts Council, our Men’s Voices exhibition is back, touring to The Witham (Barnard Castle, County Durham), Killhope Lead Mining Museum (Cowshill, County Durham) and Locomotion (Shildon, County Durham) in 2019 with a programme of linked events and workshops.

The Witham

Saturday 9th – Saturday 23rd February 2019

Multimedia exhibition in the Main Gallery and Dispensary Gallery. Free admission. No booking required.

An original artistic exploration of masculinity, asking men and boys in the North East how gender stereotypes have shaped them and their mental health.

Saturday 16th February 2019

Panel Talk: How do gender norms impact mental health? 1.30-2.30pm. Admission: £5. Book via The Witham.

Join us for this thought-provoking discussion on how mental health is affected by gender norms. Speakers Professor Brendan Gough and others promise to bring different angles to the debate.

Saturday 16th February 2019

Creative Writing Workshop, 2.30-3.30pm. Admission: £5. Book via The Witham.

Following the Panel Talk, Durham based Gong-Fu Poets founder, Tony Gadd hosts this creative writing workshop allowing you to explore your thoughts on gender norms in the North East.

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Saturday 6th – Sunday 21st April 2019

Multimedia exhibition in the Main Gallery and Dispensary Gallery. Free admission. No booking required.

An original artistic exploration of masculinity, asking men and boys in the North East how gender stereotypes have shaped them and their mental health.

Saturday 6th April 2019

Panel Talk: What should we do with our industrial heritage? 1.30-2.30pm. Admission: £5. Book via Killhope.

Join us for this thought-provoking and timely discussion. Durham Book Festival contributors, Michael Chapin and Lucie Brownlee promise to bring different angles to the debate.

Saturday 6th April 2019

Creative Writing Workshop, 2.30-3.30pm. Admission: £5. Book via Killhope.

Local Performance Poet Tony Gadd provides an opportunity for you to express your own thoughts on the Panel Talk themes of our industrial heritage and the gender norms it has left us with, using creative writing and spoken word.

Locomotion

Saturday 11th – Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Multimedia exhibition. Free admission. No booking required.

An original artistic exploration of masculinity, asking men and boys in the North East how gender stereotypes have shaped them and their mental health.